Today is Maundy Thursday, the beginning of the Holy Triduum – the period of three days that begins this evening and ends in the evening on Easter Sunday.
Jesus commanded the disciples, “Love each other as I have loved you.”
And hearing those words, how do we love each other today?
Loving even the one who would betray him.
Loving even the ones who would deny him and abandon him.
Loving them not only at the table during the Last Supper, but also as he washed their feet, just as the woman washed his feet with her tears not long before.
We are not able to commemorate the last supper and the washing of feet today, but I want to invite you to spend a moment to read the account in the Gospel of John this evening and remember. Remember how Jesus loved.
Join us in person or online for our Good Friday service tomorrow as we listen to a few possible narratives that connect crucifixion that happened more than 2000 years ago to crucifixion that happens today. Then, join us on Easter Sunday as we celebrate resurrection, new life as we share stories of God and Us and see stories depicted as stained glass tiles, and remember the empty tomb, and that God’s love is stronger than death.